Amond, Pádraig

Birth Date

15th April 1988


Carlow, Ireland



Biographical Text

Pádraig (Podge) Amond, an experienced striker at the time, spent the 2021/22 season on loan at Exeter City and often featured  as the club won promotion.  He arrived from Newport County, where he had been top scorer the previous season, and played for Woking after his time at St James Park. 

Pádraig, from County Carlow, began his career with Shamrock Rovers in the League of Ireland and moved on to Sligo Rovers before a short spell in Portugal with Paços de Ferreira. From Paços he was loaned to Accrington Stanley for the whole of 2011/12 and, after a successful first season, he signed permanently and remained at the East Lancashire club during 2012/13. Next stop was the Lancashire coast where Pádraig spent two seasons at Morecambe, scoring nineteen league goals, before dropping down to the National League in July 2015 to sign for Grimsby Town. This proved a successful move for Pádraig scored 31 times in 43 league and play-off games as Grimsby won promotion through the play-offs in addition to reaching the final of the FA Trophy. However, Pádraig declined a contract extension and signed for Hartlepool United in June 2016 before moving to Newport County in August 2017. He was to play four seasons at Rodney Parade featuring in a play-off final and a notable FA Cup run. In total Pádraig scored 42 league goals, and another 17 in cups, for the Monmouthshire team.          

Loaned out in what should have been his fifth Newport season, Pádraig made his Exeter debut on 15 August 2021 as a second-half substitute against Leyton Orient. He scored his first City goal against Bristol Rovers on 10 November 2021 in the Football League Trophy. In what proved to be a promotion season, Pádraig started eight league games (plus another eighteen as substitute) and scored three league goals.

Pádraig briefly returned to Newport at the end of the 2021/22 season prior to his eventual release and later move to National League Woking for whom he played until returning to Ireland in January 2024 to sign for Waterford.


Exeter City

League 26; Cups 4 (30)


League 3; Cups 2 (5)

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